Ama partners with organizations looking to set or refine strategy, expand their team’s potential, and communicate more strategically and creatively. Prior to starting Good Influence, Ama spent eight years at the helm of an education advocacy organization, where she led local programming, external relations, communications, fundraising, and operations. During her tenure, Ama built the organization’s membership to 6,000 strong and also tripled her staff, budget, and fundraising. Before leading a nonprofit, Ama worked in communications for a global branding firm, where she focused on customer and employee engagement. Ama is also an educator and organizer who brings prior experience working with youth and adults in our prison and public school systems.
A graduate of Emerson College and Columbia University, our founder has written for blogs, published poetry, and been a featured commentator on various radio and television segments. She was named one of Education Week’s Next-Generation Education Leaders and was the recipient of the 2019 EmpowerHer award. That same year, Ama was honored by LAUSD’s board of education for her leadership and commitment to education equity in Los Angeles. She currently serves on the governing board of Communities in Schools Los Angeles, where she is the co-chair of the board’s governance committee. She is the author of the Good Influence Blog.